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Ervin Santana Update

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:51 AM
Per Berardino, Ervin wasn't able to top 90 MPH with his fastball during his last rehab outing on Friday. The timeline set in March was s...

Last Chance Trip To Chicago To See Cubs series

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:45 AM
I just got an email from Julian Loscalzo, who runs trips to see Twins games once or twice per year, and he says he still has room on the...

Article: MIN 2, TEX 0: La MaKKKKKKKKKKKKina

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:17 AM
Jose Berrios struck out a career-high 12 batters and pitched seven shutout innings to set the done for the Twins. The offense managed to...

Article: Twins Minor League Report (6/24): Career Day for...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:01 AM
Welcome to the last week of June. It’s hard to believe July is just around the corner. For young baseball players, July can be a tiring m...

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Off The Rails: Mauer Raked by Souhan

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 24 June 2018 · 496 views
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I don't typically find myself sitting down to write on a Sunday evening, but with my foot in a cast, and a level of frustration in tow, here we are. The first part of that formula is thanks to my achilles deciding to part ways with my foot, the second half is the fault of none other than the Star Tribune's Jim Souhan. On Sunday night, the Tribune Twitter...
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1979 Pittsburgh Pirates

Posted by ashburyjohn in Post Hoc, 23 June 2018 · 210 views

Attending a nice panel discussion at SABR this morning, including 1979 Pirates champions John Candelaria and Grant Jackson. They reminded the audience that the team started out 12-18, and were in fourth place at the all star break. Their recollection was that there was still a long way to go, and they just continued to play the games one at a time. While...
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How our ex-Twins are doing - do want any back?

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 23 June 2018 · 550 views
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How our ex-Twins are doing - do want any back? Where are they now is not about old and retired, but the players on current rosters who at one time were on the Twins Roster. Just curious how they are succeeding and if we wish we had any of them back. Here are the hitters with their stats after the Solstice:

I chose BA, OPS, and WAR for the comparative stats:

Aaron Hicks, Yankees, 251 BA, 811OPS, 1....
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The Matt Magill Improvement Story

Posted by Miles Death in Thome the Moneyball, 20 June 2018 · 624 views
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By now, most of us have noticed how Matt Magill has been a solid arm in the Twins bullpen this season. He made his first appearance of 2018 in a clunker of a game (which I attended :angry: ) on April 29th against the Cincinnati Reds. He threw 2.1 innings that Sunday and gave up just 3 hits and 0 earned runs, adding 2 punch-outs as well. So far this year...
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Twins Extreme Shift Ideas Found on Jeff Pickler’s Dinner Napkin

Posted by Respy in Intentional Balk, 20 June 2018 · 398 views

Twins Extreme Shift Ideas Found on Jeff Pickler’s Dinner Napkin Yesterday a picture was leaked of a napkin left at an Applebees in Santa Monica, California, last month while the Twins were visiting the Los Angeles Angels. The napkin was left there inadvertently by, reportedly, Twins Major League Coach Jeff Pickler who was dining at the restaurant with other members of the Twins coaching staff.

The napkin had pictured...
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T&L Supershow ep. 63

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 19 June 2018 · 135 views

Brand new Supershow hot off the presses! The boys are back after a week off for a wedding.

The Eddie's have been good, so Dan and Panda talked about how good they've been (which is still v good). Then they dive into the not so good with the Twins' 3B, a rash of injuries, and general inconsistency. Friend of the show Trevor May is down in AAA, and now on...
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Royce Lewis Knee Q&A

Posted by Heezy1323 in Heezy1323's Blog, 18 June 2018 · 516 views
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Royce Lewis Knee Q&A Royce Lewis: Patellar Tendinopathy
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The Twins community recently received some concerning news about highly-regarded prospect Royce Lewis. Lewis left the Cedar Rapids Kernels Saturday game with what is being reported as ‘patellar tendinitis’, which has been causing him trouble off-and-on for about a month. But what is ‘patellar tendinitis’ exact...
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Did We Break Max Kepler?

Posted by MaxOelerking in From the Plaza, 18 June 2018 · 1,167 views
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Did We Break Max Kepler? Twins fans over the past few season have been extremely critical of Max Kepler and his terrible offensive production vs LHP. The criticism was rightly deserved, because his numbers were atrocious. Twins territory has been pleasantly surprised by his improvement vs LHP, but now his numbers vs RHP are dropping. Here are Kepler's splits from 2015-2017.

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WARNE: Pressly, Morrison United by Similarities from Fathers

Posted by Brandon Warne in Asking the Tough Questions, 18 June 2018 · 181 views
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You wouldn’t think Logan Morrison and Ryan Pressly have much in common.

Morrison is a little over a year older, married with a child and is not necessarily brash, but definitely outspoken. That outspokenness has led t...
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Happy Birthday Moneyball (and Damn You)

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 18 June 2018 · 223 views

Happy birthday, Moneyball !

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Yes, as Yahoo’s Jeff Passan alerted us via Twitter over breakfast this morning, Michael Lewis’ seminal baseball book, Moneyball , was released 15 years ago today.

I have to admit, I was picturing the entire SABR community simultaneously...
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Let's Face Reality - This is a Development Year, We Ain't Contenders, So What Do We Do?

Posted by LA VIkes Fan in LA VIkes Fan's Blog, 14 June 2018 · 597 views

It's time to face facts. I was on the "it's early, don't panic" bandwagon for a long time but it's time to admit defeat and realize this is nothing more than yet another development year. I really thought that the 11 game home stand plus these 6 road games would tell the tale - win 10 or more and there's a chance. With this turd burger the Twins are now 7...
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7 Twins Prospects Named All Stars

Posted by Travis M in Travis M's Blog, 12 June 2018 · 471 views
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The Fort Myers Miracle’s season has not been off to a great start, their record is 25-37. However, they have some All-Star worthy players on this year's team despite the losing record. The seven players that are going to Tampa to represent the Miracle are Andrew Vasquez, Taylor Grzelakowski, Jimmy Kerrigan, Travis Blankenhorn, Taylor Wells, Lewin Diaz and...
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Twins should call up Nick Gordon, yesterday

Posted by GoGonzoJournal in The Foul Play-by-Play Twins Blog, 06 June 2018 · 1,192 views
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Twins should call up Nick Gordon, yesterday Ehire Adrianza has no business playing shortstop everyday, and Gregorio Petit has no business on an MLB roster. Ryan LaMarre should be nothing more than a fourth outfielder and pinch runner. And it’s way past time for the Minnesota Twins to call up Nick Gordon.

This was originally published at FoulPlaybyPlay.com .

The Ehire Adrianza Problem
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Who had the worst debut?

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 05 June 2018 · 538 views

Trevor May
D Enns
M Littell

Please vote.. As bad as Enns was, May was beyond awful, I think LIttell will be back, smarter and more determined, but this performance sends him to the back of the pack of the Next wave


PLEASE VOTE!
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A Brief History of the 20th Pick

Posted by jorgenswest in Blog jorgenswest, 04 June 2018 · 237 views

The Twins have drafted more often that any other team in this slot. This will be the 7th time in 54 drafts.

Three guys are among the top pick 20s according to WAR in Torii Hunter, Denard Span and Trevor Plouffe. One other pick was helpful though he never played in the majors. Johnny Ard twice made BA's top 100 and was traded to the Giants prior to the 19...
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Rebuild Started on Draft Day 2016

Posted by Jonathon Zenk in Talkin' Twins with Jonathon, 04 June 2018 · 587 views
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Rebuild Started on Draft Day 2016 I flash back to June 9, 2016, and the Minnesota Twins sat with a record of 18-40 and they were fighting the Atlanta Braves for the worst record in all of baseball. Not only that, but the minor league system left a lot to be desired. Byron Buxton and Jose Berrios were called up that season, and after the first few prospects, there was not much that excited...
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Twins Games Don't Just SEEM Long...

Posted by Teflon in Blog Teflon, 01 June 2018 · 329 views

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...at an average of 3 hours and 16 minutes, they ARE long.

The average Twins game wraps up in a not-so-brisk brisk 3 hours and 16 minutes – the longest average game time in the MLB this year. A length of time in which you could individually microwave 245 corn dogs or complete the Bosto...
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Ode to Scoring Just One Run

Posted by Axel Kohagen in Blog Axel Kohagen, 30 May 2018 · 383 views
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Instead of writing an original piece of HIGH STRANGENESS to satisfy your curiosity, I am sharing a most EDIFYING piece in praise of the one solitary run the Twins are allowed to score in most games. 4 out of 6 since last we talked.

Gather, ye ball fans
As I make all clear
The most mirthful joy
Of our ONE run cheer!

To score runs PLURAL
Cannot be much fu...
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Making Room for Ervin

Posted by Matthew Lenz in Musings from Twins Territory, 29 May 2018 · 861 views
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Making Room for Ervin A week ago Ervin Santana made is 2018 debut with the double-A Chattanooga Lookouts and threw 2 innings (45 pitches) giving up 4 hits, 0 walks, 2 earned runs, while striking out 1. He was pulled early as there was a concern about his velocity, which topped out at 90 mph while he usually sits around 94. Because of this concern he will move down and pitch t...
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Life at the College World Series

Posted by Sarah in Blog Sarah, 25 May 2018 · 362 views

Life at the College World Series Will this be the year the Gophers make it to the College World Series? Currently ranked #11 in the country, they will start regionals next week. Last summer, I had the opportunity to travel to Omaha for the first time to attend the College World Series. I know I’m getting close to college baseball’s epicenter when I tune in AM 1620 The Zone and hear the b...

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